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Dewey

  1. 1. Dewey School<br />Glenn, Sally, Don, and Kory<br />
  2. 2. School Mantra<br />Every experience is a moving force<br />
  3. 3. What Does it Look Like?<br />No desks – tables will be used instead<br />Project room – variety of materials (technology rich)<br />Collaborative curriculum – no textbooks, but a stacks of resources<br />Group justification of curriculum and rationale<br />“The primary source of social control resides in the very nature of the work done as a social enterprise in which all individuals have an opportunity to contribute and to which all feel a responsibility (p. 56).:<br />
  4. 4. Classroom Management<br />Cultivating classroom leaders<br />Class meetings – discuss problems, issues, using a formal process<br />Collaborative Norms<br />“Stop and think” ideology on page 64. Thinking is stoppage to allow for a connection to be made.<br />“The primary source of social control resides in the very nature of the work done as a social enterprise in which all individuals have an opportunity to contribute and to which all feel a responsibility (p. 56).”<br />
  5. 5. Community <br />Family and community involvement in creation of the school<br />Family participation is encouraged throughout the learning process<br />Businesses have open arms to welcome our students for learning experiences<br />Students are asked to bring in opportunities from the outside<br />“When external authority is rejected, it does not follow that all authority is reject, but rather that there is a need for a more effective authority (p. 21).”<br />
  6. 6. Who is it for <br />The greater community with a focus on the student as the learner<br />The future citizen to provide a framework that supports the theories of continuity and interaction<br />“…the traditional schoolroom…put a great restriction upon intellectual and moral freedom (p. 61)”<br />
  7. 7. Roles<br />The administrator’s role is to act as a mentor<br />The teacher’s role is to act as an organizer/facilitator for the student’s learning and to have the long term focus in mind (p. 75-77). Links the education and experience<br />“The teacher’s business is to see the occasion is taken advantage of (p. 71).”<br />The community acts as a resource for expertise and providing experiences<br />The family’s role is to provide a continued focus for the student to stay actively involved in learning<br />The student’s role is to embrace the learning and participate actively.<br />
  8. 8. Classroom Pedagogy<br />Formative data: extensive tracking of standards and progress<br />Organizing instruction around ideas and past experiences for linkage<br />Differentiated instruction<br />Constructivists lessons<br />Embrace the technology of the learner<br />

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